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College football bowl eligibility tracker for 2023 postseason

Updating the teams eligible for College Football Bowl Season in 2023
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Coming out of Rivalry Week and the 2023 college football regular season finale, it's time to get a look at which teams will play in a bowl game.

In order for a team in the Football Bowl Subdivision to become eligible to play in a bowl game, it needs to win at least six games with a minimum .500 winning percentage.

Bowl Season requires a total of 82 teams to fill the current 41 bowl games scheduled for the postseason. Teams can only count one win against an FCS opponent towards its number of bowl eligible victories.

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College football bowl eligible teams

Big Ten (9): Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Iowa, Rutgers, Maryland, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Minnesota (highest APR)

SEC (9): Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, LSU, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Kentucky, Auburn, Texas A&M

ACC (11): Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, NC State, North Carolina, Syracuse, Virginia Tech

Pac-12 (8): USC, Oregon State, Washington, Oregon, Utah, UCLA, Arizona, Cal

Big 12 (9): Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Iowa State, Texas Tech, UCF

Independents (1): Notre Dame

AAC (6): Tulane, Memphis, SMU, UTSA, Rice, USF

MAC (6): Miami-OH, Toledo, Ohio, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois

Mountain West (7): Fresno State, Air Force, UNLV, Wyoming, Boise State, San Jose State, Utah State

Conference USA (4): Liberty, New Mexico State, Western Kentucky, Jacksonville State

Sun Belt (12): James Madison, Georgia State, Georgia Southern, Troy, Texas State, Coastal Carolina, Appalachian State, Arkansas State, South Alabama, Louisiana, Marshall, Old Dominion

* Despite being declared ineligible following their move from FCS to FBS, James Madison and Jacksonville State earned bowl bids after all because there were not enough bowl-eligible teams at season's end.

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